Search Results: "Martha Beck"


BOOK REVIEW

BECK by Mal Peet
Released: April 11, 2017

"Heartbreaking, hopeful, and inspired. (Historical fiction. 14-adult)"
Beck escapes institutional violence and discrimination and mends his spirit through lonely travels across the 1920s Canadian prairie. Read full book review >

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MARTHA by Gennady Spirin
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2005

"A little slice of life—about life. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Spirin's illustrations always gladden the heart, and here his meticulous and sumptuous watercolors highlight a familiar family tale. Read full book review >

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MARTHA by Agnes de Mille
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 26, 1991

"A must for fans of Graham's, de Mille's, dance- -indeed, anyone wanting a clear picture of a creative era that is fast drawing to a close. (Thirty-two pp. of b&w photos—not seen.)"
Eye-opening, riveting, enlightening, uplifting—Martha Graham's life and times seen through the discerning, appreciative eye of Agnes de Mille. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"Even skeptics will find magic in this story, and parents of a Down syndrome child will cherish it."
Wickedly funny and wrenchingly sad memoirs of a young mother awaiting the birth of a Down syndrome baby while simultaneously pursuing a doctorate at Harvard. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2005

"Set aside an evening when you won't be interrupted, lay in boxes of Kleenex, and give yourself to a gripping memoir."
Riveting account of a journey home, a family crisis, and a spiritual search. Read full book review >

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MARTHA CALLING by Susan Meddaugh
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Rarely do sequels have such zip. (Fiction/Picture book. 4-8)"
Martha, a dog, takes command of the human language after eating a bowl of alphabet soup. Read full book review >

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DISCOVERING MARTHA by Joanne Rocklin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 30, 1991

"Still, the characters are likable, and many readers will recognize themselves in Martha. (Fiction. 8-12)"
At 11, Martha is hoping to be discovered—again. Read full book review >

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PERFECTLY MARTHA by Susan Meddaugh
ANIMALS
Released: March 29, 2004

"Martha is the perfect mutt to raise the slogan 'Question Authority' to an art form: really, if you're not drinking from the toilet or scattering trash, are you being true to your inner dog? (Picture book. 4-8)"
Martha, the dog who took alphabet soup to new heights, smells a rat when the dogs in her neighborhood start behaving too obediently after a course with Otis Weaselgraft's Perfect Pup Institute. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1997

"Where to go from there is not so clear. (Author tour)"
A sociologist's astute insights into the stresses that drive American women to crisis, with a more ingenuous analysis of how those dilemmas are resolved. Read full book review >

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MARTHA WASHINGTON by Patricia Brady
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 27, 2005

"Engaging study of a vibrant woman."
In a short, admirable biography, Brady—who has edited several books about Nelly Custis Lewis, Martha Washington's granddaughter—recreates the life and loves of America's original first lady. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MARTHA PEAKE by Patrick McGrath
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 13, 2000

Best known for such vivid and thoughtful literary thrillers as Spider (1990) and Asylum (1997), McGrath extends his range with this ambitious historical melodrama, a tale both as seductively fascinating and as ungainly as its boldly imagined antihero. Read full book review >

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MARTHA, NO! by Edward Hardy
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 13, 2012

"Still, a delicious tone and the perfect illustrator are sure to make this a beloved story in many a household (odd ending or no). (Picture book. 4-8)"
A sweet disposition combined with a penchant for mass destruction drives this sweet if mildly flawed tale of a nanny and her overly enthusiastic young charge. Read full book review >